The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology

Paperback | December 11, 2013

EditorMary McClintock Fulkerson, Sheila Briggs

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This innovative volume highlights the relevance of globalization and the insights of gender studies and religious studies for feminist theology. Beginning with a discussion of position of the discipline at the turn of the twenty-first century, the handbook seeks to present an inclusive accountof feminist theology in the early twenty-first century that acknowledges the reflection of women on religion beyond the global North and its forms of Christianity. Globalization is taken as the central theme, as the foremost characteristic of the context in which we do feminist theology today. The volume traces the impacts of globalization on gender and religion in specific geographical contexts, describing the implications for feminist theological thinking. Afinal section explores the changing contents of the field, moving towards new models of theology, distinct from both the structure and language of traditional Christian systematic theology and the forms of secular feminism. The handbook draws on material from every populated continent, with chapters provided by a diverse team of international scholars.

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This innovative volume highlights the relevance of globalization and the insights of gender studies and religious studies for feminist theology. Beginning with a discussion of position of the discipline at the turn of the twenty-first century, the handbook seeks to present an inclusive accountof feminist theology in the early twenty-fi...

Mary McClintock Fulkerson is Profesor of Theology at Duke University Divinity School. Sheila Briggs is Associate Professor at the School of Religion at the University of Southern California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:596 pagesPublished:December 11, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Sheila Briggs and Mary McClintock Fulkerson: IntroductionI: Feminist Theology at the Crossroads1. Serene Jones: Feminist theology and the global imagination2. Melissa Raphael: Feminist theology and the Jewish tradition3. Sheila Briggs: What is Feminist Theology?II: Changing Contexts4. Namsoon Kang: Transethnic feminist theology of Asia: Globalization, identities, and solidarities5. Neela Bhattacharya Saxena: Gynocentric thealogy of Tantric Hinduism: A meditation upon the Devi6. Maricel Mena Lopez: Globalization and religion: analysis from an Afro-Columbian feminist perspective7. Nancy E. Bedford: 'The world palpitates': Globalization and the religious faith and practices of Latin American women8. Azza M. Karam: Globalization, women, and religion in the Middle East9. Denise M. Ackermann: Interrupting 'global-speak': a feminist theological response from southern Africa to globalization10. Elizabeth Amoah: Theological perspective on mutual solidarity in the context of globalization: the Circle's experience11. Philomena Njeri Mwaura: Woman lost in the global maze: women and religion in East Africa under globalization12. Lisa Isherwood: Feminist theologies and the European context13. Tui Cadigan: Globalization the second wave of colonization: impacts on wahine Maori.14. Andrea Smith: First nation, empire and globalization15. Thandeka: Feminism, Inc.: Globalization and North American feminist theologiesIII: Changing Contents16. Sharon D. Welch: Beyond theology of religions: the epistemological and ethical challenges of inter-religious engagement17. Ellen T. Armour: Beyond the god/man duo: globalization, feminist theology, and religious subjectivity18. Musa W. Dube: Feminist theologies of a world scripture/s in the globalization era19. Zayn Kassam: The challenges of globalization for Muslim women20. Maria Pilar Aquino: Theology and identity in the context of globalization21. Marcella Althaus-Reid: Doing a theology from disappeared bodies: theology, sexuality, and the excluded bodies of the discourses of Latin American Liberation Theology22. Maria Christina Ventura: Globalization and women's bodies in Latin America23. Cheryl Kirk-Duggan: Globalization and narrative24. Elena Vuola: La Morenita on skis: Women's popular Marian piety and feminist research on religion25. Theresa Berger: Feminist ritual practice26. Kathryn Tanner: Globalization, women's transnational migration, and religious de-traditioning

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